An ice cream to help you cool down in the 30+ heat? A bit of cake to accompany your mid-afternoon smoothie?
These options are sure to appeal to your sweet tooth.
Santa Coffee (formerly Santa Canela) struck upon a winning formula when they opened their first café in the Soho district. With Malaga life lived almost entirely outside, they converted their small indoor space just off the Alamada into a special coffee lab and roastery (where they make sure to meet the highest standards of specialty coffee) and turned the big outdoor terrace into a cosy seating area. Complete with heaters and blankets, you can continue to watch the world go […]
Julieta Coffee / La Bella Julieta
Bagels! You thought you’d seen the last of them when you came to Málaga, didn’t you? But no… Not only does La Bella Julieta do bagels, they have a delicious range of sandwiches in all kinds of bread. Add to that delicious cakes, pastries, coffee and juices, and your breakfast, brunch and lunch needs are all taken care of. Despite an impossibly long menu, the offering here is great if you know what you’re looking for. Failing that, go up […]
This little German-run café provides a surprising tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Located right in front of the Revello de Toro museum, this bar is the perfect stop-off point for a coffee and a pastel de nata, or even a slice of cake or quiche. It’s just a stone’s throw from the Museum of Malaga and the cathedral so it’s a nice pit stop for exploring the monuments. What’s more, the shady outdoor terrace […]
Noviembre Healthy Food
At Noviembre Healthy Food, the name says it all, right? Located on the bustling Calle Álamos, close to Plaza de la Merced, Noviembre is a charming restaurant with interior design inspired by the hippy havens of Bali, Ibiza and Tarifa. Its cafe-style menu is full of dishes made from fresh, healthy and natural ingredients, with no artificial colourings or flavourings, and plenty of options for vegans, vegetarians and celiacs. Open throughout the day, here you can find an uplifting breakfast, […]
Ñanduti by Dora Ortiz
Ñanduti by Dora Ortiz is a little, hidden treasure in the El Perchel area on the western side of the river in Malaga. This charming establishment, located close to the Puente del Carmen, is a mecca for lovers of pastry and anything sweet. “We only use top-quality ingredients and make our bread in-house daily,” they explain on their Facebook page. Tasty artisanal sweet treats, accompanied by creative coffees, are this business’ forte. That said, they also offer great savoury brunches, […]
Sabor a Nápoles
Fancy a light bite? An after-work Aperol spritz? Or a full sit-down dinner? Whatever you fancy, Sabor a Nápoles is a worthwhile stop. This unassuming tiny eatery now has two locations, one close to Malagueta beach and another on Calle Victoria. With just a few inside tables, if you’re lucky enough to get one, soak up the Napolitan vibes and take your time to process the extensive menu or look at the open deli-style fridges to see what takes your […]
Café con Libros
This lovely little bar is exactly what it says on the tin: café con libros. (Or ‘cafe with books’… but we didn’t need to tell you that, right? 😉 ) Complete with a living room vibe and a library, this is a cozy little spot for when the temperature starts to drop. Go inside and immerse yourself in what they describe as a ‘Bohemian atmosphere’ and enjoy a cup of joe, tea or hot chocolate with a piece of cake. […]
Arabic culture is never too far away in Malaga. There are constant reminders of the city’s Moorish past, whether the Alcazaba or the Hammam. That said, you can also endulge in the flavours of Arabia at one of the many teterías (tearooms). La Tetería is the most popular. It lies in the heart of the centre, squashed between the Cathedral and the Museo Picasso, on the incredibly picturesque Calle San Agustín. They serve a wide range of teas and sweets in […]
This quirkily named brand has quickly taken over Spain with its healthy and tasty yoghurt ice creams. Made with skimmed milk, and combined with quality toppings including fresh seasonal fruits, cereals and delicious sauces, llaollao claims to offer up to 11,300 possible combinations. Thanks to the fact that it is creamier, is less cold and melts much more slowly than a traditional ice cream, a llaollao is hits the spot even in the winter. Visit either the store on Calle […]
Heladería Chocolate is a convenient choice if you’re on your way back to the city centre from the beach and you need a quick cool-down. Located on Calle Martínez at the bottom end of Calle Larios is this small ice cream parlour which offers a wide selection of flavours (which you can try before choosing). They also have freshly squeezed orange juice if you fancy it.
La Flor Negra
La Flor Negra may describe itself as a delicatessen, but it offers a hybrid of French patisserie and Italian cuisine. Throughout the day, this open kitchen (which is a delight to watch) has something to satisfy every craving. The breakfast menu includes a coffee, a loaded toast and an orange juice, while the daytime menu serves two dishes, a drink and dessert. IF you’re not so hungry and just fancy a nibble, at the counter, there are typical French fruit […]
DESAL CAFÉ – Brunch & Juices
DESAL CAFÉ does breakfast, brunch and natural juices – and very well. This café might be small but you can’t miss it thanks to the dazzling neon sign on the front which immediately attracts your attention. Once inside, the plant-filled interior and friendly staff will make sure you don’t want to leave (though their terrace is good for people-watching!). Grab a coffee and loaded toast with optional extras for a light breakfast, or go all out and order eggs benedict, […]
Cónico is always a safe bet for a good ice cream, whether at their branch just off Plaza de la Constitución or in the port at Muelle Uno. This place renowned for its quirky, more imaginative flavours, such as Candy Floss, Bounty and even Whatsapp and Facebook! They also cater for all types of food intolerances and allergies, without sacrificing flavour. As a bonus, for free you can cover your ice cream in a wide range of toppings and sauces.
Mia Coffee House
Mia Coffee House may be small but it has plenty to offer. The pastries and cakes made by Mia herself (with gluten-free options) make a superb complement to their outstanding coffee (some say it is the best in Malaga). Located centrally in the Entorno Thyssen, take away your cup of joe and take a stroll through the narrow alleyways and take a look at the bouquet shops. Or, if you’re looking for a proper break, take a seat at one […]
Walking through the Entorno Thyssen, past the Church of the Sainted Martyrs, you can’t fail to notice Dulces Dreams. This ’boutique hostel and café gallery’ (as it describes itself) entices you in with a mix of colourful chairs and couches. Once inside, its menu will keep you there – with items ideal for breakfast, lunch or an afternoon treat. We particularly recommend their smoothies and milkshakes to wash down a sweet treat (the carrot cake is to die for!) On […]
Café de l’Abuela
Just finished visiting the Cathedral? Or perhaps the Picasso Museum? Rest your feet and take a break at Café de l’Abuela, a cosy and inviting café located on the picturesque Calle San Agustín. With outdoor seating and a lovely views, this little café is popular with many city trippers looking recharge. The menu offers an elaborate choice of sandwiches, salads and tapas (including some vegetarian options), plus some delicious cakes best enjoyed with a coffee or tea.
Brunchit Coffee & Kitchen
Want to get your day started the right way? Brunchit now has three locations in Malaga city centre. As the name suggests, you can tuck into a big breakfast or brunch, choosing from a menu that includes sandwiches, pancakes, scrambled eggs, toast with charcuterie and much more. If it’s a little later in the day, order a burger, a pizza, a salad bowl… or tuck into something sweet. Enjoy a slice of cake, a pastry or a cookie with a […]
When going to NicPic, you might get a little sense of déjà-vu… Cosy interior? With mix’n’match furniture? A stylishly designed logo and menu? Isn’t this a lot like… Dulces Dreams? You’re completely right! Beneath Picnic Dreams, Dulces Dreams’ sister hostel, you find this vegetarian (with plenty of vegan options) and organic restaurant which uses only locally-sourced and homemade ingredients. Food is served all day long, but the breakfasts are especially good, especially the toasts, topped with organic eggs, paired with a freshly-squeezed […]
Casa Mira is big, and for a good reason! On a hot day, and often into the early hours of the morning, this place is packed full of people looking for a sweet cool-me-down. One reason is the vast range of tasty flavours, but the other is that Casa Mira is a Malaga institution, cooling people down in hot Andalusian summers since 1880. Grab your ticket, choose your flavour(s), get your ice cream or milkshake, and go and sit on […]
For those craving something sweet after a walk by the sea in Pedregalejo, Heladería Cremades will have you covered. Boasting more than 25 different ice cream flavours to choose from across their two seafront establishments, as well as sundaes, iced juices and other desserts, Cremades has been in business since 1970, with the shop now on its third generation of ice cream vendors. The desserts are available to eat in or take-away, and there are plenty of benches available nearby […]